From Madrid: Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen

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Take this excursion to visit the Royal Monastery of El Escorial and the Basilica of the Valley of the Fallen. Travel through the time of Felipe II to today, and learn about the Spanish Civil War.


  • Discover the Basilica of the Valley of the Fallen
  • Experience the only guided tour to the Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial
  • Enjoy a journey through history from the reign of Felipe II to the Present Democracy.
  • See a World Heritage Site
  • Learn about the Spanish Golden Age through its buildings


Embark on a guided tour to the Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial and enjoy skip-the-line entry. Explore the Basilica of the Valley of the Fallen and hear the history behind each turn from your guide. Leave Madrid in the morning and travel 50 minutes to San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Visit the baths upon arrival and then begin the tour of the San Lorenzo Monastery. Learn the long history of Spain, specifically the reign of Felipe II. See the building that best summarizes the ideological and cultural aspirations of the Spanish “Golden Age” and is named a World Heritage Site. See places like the Patio de Reyes, Cloister, Chapter Rooms, The Basilica (except on Sundays), The Pantheon of Kings and Infants, and the Royal Rooms. Travel to the Valley of the Fallen located in the Peña de Cuelga Muros after leaving San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Visit its surroundings and the basilica carved into the rock, and the burial place for 33,847 people who died in the Spanish Civil War. Be amazed by the great granite cross that is visible from kilometers away.


Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned bus Wi-fi in bus Guide Skip-the-line entry ticket to Monastery de San Lorenzo Skip-the-line entry ticket to Valley of The Fallen Headset

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